"D'Souza and Last deserve more respect, but their willful blindness to Obama's limitations limits their own credibility."
I would like to know how D'Souza has had willful blindness? Where has he ever heaped praise upon Obama? He wrote a book based on his own experiences as someone who grew up in a post English colonial country and showed how Obama's thoughts come from his Father in this setting and Obama is a post colonial marxist. How is this willful blindness?
To: Old Teufel Hunden
D'Souza is just some arm chair psychologist who has created a phony strawman to explain the obvious. Obama's biological father was just that. He was a sperm donor who had no real impact on his life except to manufacture a phony narrative to further his political ambitions. Bill Ayers wrote the book.
The real influences on Obama's life were his mother, grandfather, Frank Marshall Davis, Rev Wright, and Bill Ayers. They were/are all Leftists who hated this country. And the fact that Obama spent four of his most formative years in a foreign country have contributed to his less than complete identification as an American.
Obama is an angry person who was abandoned by his mother and never knew his real father. He was raised in a dysfunctional white family and sought his own identity, which was wrapped up in race. Obama is a sociopath. How is that for some pop psychology?
posted on 11/22/2010 7:42:43 AM PST
To: Old Teufel Hunden
D'Souza looked at Obama through a specific lens, that of the anticolonial ideology of his father. The treatise is closely reasoned, true to the facts, and an excellent example of scholarship, as opposed to the spew being ladled out at diploma mills like Harvard and Princeton and their host of wannabes throughout the land.
It is a valid observation that D'Souza did not emphasize the socialist trappings that naturally affixed themselves to the anticolonial era. But that observation should not be distorted into a criticism. In this age of simple-minded one size fits all soundbite excuses for critical thought, the idea that there can be more than one thing to say about a complex subject has sadly been lost
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